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Rust Web Programming - Second Edition

By : Maxwell Flitton
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Rust Web Programming - Second Edition

By: Maxwell Flitton

Overview of this book

Are safety and high performance a big concern for you while developing web applications? With this practical Rust book, you’ll discover how you can implement Rust on the web to achieve the desired performance and security as you learn techniques and tooling to build fully operational web apps. In this second edition, you’ll get hands-on with implementing emerging Rust web frameworks, including Actix, Rocket, and Hyper. It also features HTTPS configuration on AWS when deploying a web application and introduces you to Terraform for automating the building of web infrastructure on AWS. What’s more, this edition also covers advanced async topics. Built on the Tokio async runtime, this explores TCP and framing, implementing async systems with the actor framework, and queuing tasks on Redis to be consumed by a number of worker nodes. Finally, you’ll go over best practices for packaging Rust servers in distroless Rust Docker images with database drivers, so your servers are a total size of 50Mb each. By the end of this book, you’ll have confidence in your skills to build robust, functional, and scalable web applications from scratch.
Table of Contents (27 chapters)
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Part 1:Getting Started with Rust Web Development
Part 2:Processing Data and Managing Displays
Part 3:Data Persistence
Part 4:Testing and Deployment
Part 5:Making Our Projects Flexible
Part 6:Exploring Protocol Programming and Async Concepts with Low-Level Network Applications


For now, we have done all we need to do to deploy a robust and secure application on AWS with locked-down traffic and HTTPS enforced. We have covered a lot to get here, and the skillset that you have gained in this chapter can be applied to pretty much any other project you want to deploy on AWS if you can package it in Docker. You now understand the advantages of HTTPS and the steps needed to not only achieve the HTTPS protocol but also to map your URL to the IP address of a server or a load balancer. What is more, we automated the attachment of certificates that we created using Certificate Manager to our load balancer in Terraform using the powerful data query resource that Terraform has to offer. Finally, this all came together when we managed to access our application using HTTPS and only HTTPS. Not only have we developed some practical skills that will become useful in many future projects, but we have also explored the nature of how HTTPS and DNS work, giving us a deeper...